Statins are medications that lower cholesterol. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how statins work, side effects, and much more.
When Statins Don’t Work: Tests for Your High Cholesterol
If your statin doesn’t lower your cholesterol enough, these tests will help your doctor figure out why.
Which Drugs Lower My Bad (LDL) Cholesterol?
You need to know which drugs your doctor may prescribe to bring down your LDL level.
Side Effects of Cholesterol-Lowering Statin Drugs
WebMD looks at the common side effects associated with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs including potential warning signs.
The Lowdown on LDL: The 'Bad' Cholesterol
A look at why LDL is called the "bad" cholesterol and how it affects your risk of heart disease.
Beyond Statins: Other Medicines for High Cholesterol
Statins help millions lower cholesterol, but they’re not the only drug out there. Learn about your treatment options.
How to Cut Down on Drugs for Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and Type 2 Diabetes
Learn safe ways to cut down on medications for high blood pressure, cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes.
Should You Take a Statin?
More Americans than ever are taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins. Should you join them?
Statin Drugs to Lower Cholesterol
Jonathan Sackner Bernstein, MD, talks about when it's necessary to start taking a statin drug to lower cholesterol.
Eating the Right Foods with Statins
Jonathan Sackner Bernstein, MD, talks about why choosing the right foods is important when you are taking a statin.
What Happens When Statins Don’t Work?
Statins aren’t for everyone. Learn more about your other options to lower cholesterol.